January 28, 2003

Is Blogging Journalism?

New media columnist J.D. Lasica points to a package of stories about blogging in the Journal News, a Westchester County, N.Y., newspaper, including a sidebar that asks the very question posed in this above headline.

In his own blog, Lasica answers: "A small percentage of Web loggers are guilty of performing journalism, whether they know it or not. ... They take part in the editorial function of selecting newsworthy and interesting topics, they add analysis, insight and commentary, and occasionally they provide a first-person report about an event, a trend, a subject. And over the long haul, they establish their own credibility with their publishing track record."

The story also quotes SiliconValley.com columnist Dan Gillmor, technology writer Paul Boutin, and author Rebecca Blood.

Posted by Tim Porter at January 28, 2003 09:16 AM